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We are Global and Transnational

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Through our global mindset and worldwide presence, we equip students and professionals to thrive in today’s international business environment. With more than 50,000 distinguished alumni in 145 countries and a rapidly-expanding network of Centers of Excellence in all regions, Thunderbird delivers cutting-edge and fit-for-purpose programs worldwide. From executive education to basic entrepreneurship training, our offerings and global learning experiences provide transformative global skills and stackable degrees and credentials to students and professionals around the world. 

Our global alumni family

Thunderbird’s worldwide community of graduates is uniquely equipped to make a difference in this era of rapid change and disruption. The School leverages the resources and talent of our alumni to guide, advocate and support the achievement of our collective mission.

Thunderbird offers our alumni the opportunity to future-proof their skills through lifelong learning opportunities and by connecting them with each other in a global network of experts. 

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Our regional Centers of Excellence

Thunderbird is the world’s only truly global and multinational management school. With more than 50,000 distinguished alumni in 145 countries and a rapidly-expanding network of Centers of Excellence in all regions, Thunderbird delivers cutting-edge and fit-for-purpose programs across the globe. Our network of Centers of Excellence from Los Angeles to Tokyo, and Moscow to Nairobi provides a truly global presence that sets Thunderbird apart by facilitating academic offerings in major commercial centers around the world, connecting and engaging our worldwide alumni network and supporting international recruiting.


 

Our Global Education

A global mindset is at the core of a Thunderbird education. Our global focus is foundational and helps transform students into global leaders by providing worldwide opportunities, cross-cultural knowledge, and mastery of interdisciplinary skills as only Thunderbird and ASU can. Whether it’s internships and international consulting projects in major world cities or applied learning experiences in emerging markets, T-birds gain experience that is truly global. Thunderbird professors integrate global case studies into every course and roughly half our students come from outside the US. The School features a highly diverse population of students, faculty, and staff with a welcoming culture enriched by many different backgrounds and viewpoints.

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Our Global Solutions

Thunderbird is more than a school, we are a network of global leaders shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As such, we leverage our worldwide community to create innovative solutions for some of the world's greatest challenges to advance equitable and sustainable prosperity worldwide.

Our Global Partnerships

Thunderbird is a values-driven institution that partners with leading organizations to co-create innovative approaches to pressing global challenges through scalable, transdisciplinary solutions contextualized to local needs.

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Our Digital Global Mindset

Global leaders and managers must have a collection of skills and knowledge that empower them to understand and influence individuals, groups, and organizations across cultures, borders, and modes of communication. The global mindset of the 21st century is virtually limitless in its digital nature, and it is through the online, data-driven technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that we connect and create value.